Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Customer Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Customer Requirements
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 149 146
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3 -23
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 68 58 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.51% 1.21% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.42% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 17
East of England median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £291 £200 £241
90th Percentile £575 £506 £615
England median daily rate £425 £440 £400
% change year-on-year -3.43% +10.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 5
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +42.86% -46.53%
10th Percentile £15.50 £19.00 £14.35
90th Percentile £17.32 £109.00 £34.85
England median hourly rate £17.49 £35.63 £18.94
% change year-on-year -50.91% +88.09% -52.65%

Customer Requirements is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,851 4,089 3,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.39% 85.29% 82.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,269 2,362 2,141
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £255 £213
90th Percentile £588 £580 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 230 293
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £31.27 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.43% -3.80% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.80 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.88 £49.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.38 £23.72
% change year-on-year +0.53% -1.43% +5.40%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Customer Requirements as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements within the East of England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +8 33 £440 -7.37% 4
Hertfordshire -8 19 £300 -33.33% 22
Cambridgeshire +3 9 £443 -6.84% 11
Suffolk -4 5 £275 -44.44% 4
Bedfordshire +12 2 £342 - 7
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 32 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 31 (45.59%) Unix
3 29 (42.65%) SQL
4 27 (39.71%) Oracle
5 23 (33.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 20 (29.41%) ETL
7 16 (23.53%) Windows
8 14 (20.59%) Java
8 14 (20.59%) Linux
9 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (17.65%) XML
11 11 (16.18%) Data Modelling
11 11 (16.18%) ISTQB
11 11 (16.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database
12 10 (14.71%) Relational Database
12 10 (14.71%) Information Security
12 10 (14.71%) MySQL
12 10 (14.71%) WebLogic
12 10 (14.71%) SAP
12 10 (14.71%) PL/SQL
12 10 (14.71%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (14.71%) ISEB
12 10 (14.71%) Shell Script
12 10 (14.71%) webMethods
13 9 (13.24%) Solaris
13 9 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (13.24%) Finance
13 9 (13.24%) BODI
13 9 (13.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

Customer Requirements
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (14.71%) WebLogic
2 8 (11.76%) Apache Spark
3 5 (7.35%) Confluence
4 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.47%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.47%) Simulink
2 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.47%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (1.47%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
1 2 (2.94%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Skype
2 1 (1.47%) Firewall
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.47%) LAN
2 1 (1.47%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.47%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) BusinessObjects
1 10 (14.71%) MySQL
1 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database
1 10 (14.71%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.24%) BODI
2 9 (13.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 9 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (13.24%) MongoDB
2 9 (13.24%) Pentaho
3 8 (11.76%) Apache Hive
3 8 (11.76%) HBase
3 8 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Selenium
1 7 (10.29%) Toad
2 6 (8.82%) JIRA
3 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.35%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.41%) MSI
5 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.47%) JMeter
5 1 (1.47%) JUnit
5 1 (1.47%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Automotive
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Developer
2 20 (29.41%) ETL Developer
3 18 (26.47%) Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Test Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Lead Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Tester
8 2 (2.94%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Applications Support
8 2 (2.94%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Software Support Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Technical Leader
9 1 (1.47%) Java Software Developer
9 1 (1.47%) Lead Java Developer
9 1 (1.47%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) XML
2 4 (5.88%) SOAP
3 2 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.47%) JSON
4 1 (1.47%) React
4 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.47%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.47%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (45.59%) Unix
2 16 (23.53%) Windows
3 14 (20.59%) Linux
4 9 (13.24%) Solaris
5 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 23 (33.82%) Continuous Improvement
3 20 (29.41%) ETL
4 11 (16.18%) Data Modelling
5 10 (14.71%) Information Security
6 8 (11.76%) Data Integration
6 8 (11.76%) Data Reconciliation
6 8 (11.76%) ETL Development
7 7 (10.29%) Data Engineering
7 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
8 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.82%) Data Analysis
9 5 (7.35%) System Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.88%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.88%) Time Management
11 3 (4.41%) Application Packaging
11 3 (4.41%) ERP
11 3 (4.41%) Scrum
11 3 (4.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.65%) SQL
2 14 (20.59%) Java
3 10 (14.71%) PL/SQL
3 10 (14.71%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.88%) Python
4 4 (5.88%) Ruby
5 2 (2.94%) C
5 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.94%) VBScript
6 1 (1.47%) C++
6 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) ISTQB
1 11 (16.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (14.71%) ISEB
3 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (1.47%) APMP
6 1 (1.47%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Docker
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) XenApp
2 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Ansible
2 4 (5.88%) Grafana
3 3 (4.41%) SCCM
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.47%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.47%) Kibana
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) Oracle
2 10 (14.71%) SAP
2 10 (14.71%) webMethods
3 8 (11.76%) Informatica
4 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.82%) Computacenter
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix
6 2 (2.94%) VMware
7 1 (1.47%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.47%) CommVault
7 1 (1.47%) HP